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The Crown Season 4 Viewers Call For Gillian Anderson To Win All The Awards For Margaret Thatcher Portrayal

The Crown Season 4 Viewers Call For Gillian Anderson To Win All The Awards For Margaret Thatcher Portrayal

The Crown returned for season 4 at the weekend, and Gillian Anderson's performance as Margaret Thatcher was one of the main talking points online.

The actress completely transformed both her mannerisms and her voice for the TV role, producing what many thought was a mirror image of the controversial Conservative Prime Minister as she was first elected in 1979, and throughout her 11 years in office.

Sex Education star Anderson looked a far cry from previous roles as she acted out the events of some of Mrs Thatcher's most famed legacies, from resisting sanctions on against South Africa to the Faulklands War, and her rumoured feud with The Queen.

And fans called for her to will all the awards for her convincing portrayal, as they took to social media while watching the Netflix series.

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Gillian Anderson got Maggie Thatcher's mannerisms down to a tee (Credit: Netflix)
Gillian Anderson got Maggie Thatcher's mannerisms down to a tee (Credit: Netflix)

"There's really no need to hold any type of ceremony. Just send Gillian Anderson her awards now @TheEmmys @goldenglobes," one viewer wrote after seeing the actress in action.

Meanwhile, another concurred: "Gillian Anderson deserves every. single. award. for playing thatcher so incredibly."

Wasting no time piling on the praise, a third penned: "I'm 22 minutes into the new season of #TheCrown and all I can say is, give Gillian Anderson every award now!! @GillianA @TheCrownNetflix".

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It's not just regular viewers that have flocked to commend Anderson for her portrayal, but even Charles Moore - who authorised Thatcher's biographies. He branded it the "only convincing performance" of the Iron Lady he had ever seen.

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Also new to the cast was Emma Corrin, who played the late Princess Diana, and picked up glowing reviews, too.

In case you haven't binged it yet, the fourth season picks up in the late 1970s and depicts much of Prince Charles and Princess Diana's troubled romance.

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As Netflix explains: "Charles' romance with a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) provides a much-needed fairytale to unite the British people, behind closed doors, the Royal family is becoming increasingly divided."

This storyline runs aside the political unrest bubbling at the hands of Thatcher, which Netflix adds "only grows worse as [she] leads the country into the Falklands War, generating conflict within the Commonwealth."

Season 4 of the royal drama will be the last for the current cast, which includes Olivia Colman as The Queen, Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret.

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They will then pass the baton to a new set of royals, including Imelda Staunton who will take on the role of The Queen, Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret and Elizabeth Debicki as Princess Diana.

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Topics: TV News, The Crown, TV Entertainment, Netflix

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